The poles on CORE’s 11-by-9 foot 6-person instant cabin tent come attached to the tent. To set it up, the tent needs to be unfolded, the poles bent outward, and then extended upward and snapped into place. While the website claims this whole process takes a minute, it took me a bit longer because apparently my mom strength is not where it could be. (Note: Bring weights for weight training on next camping trip). However, the extension and snapping process was entirely doable; it just took me two attempts on three of the four poles.
In addition to the instant set-up capability, this tent, available for $169.99 through coreequipment.com, has so many lovely features it’s almost ridiculous. This includes a gear loft with lantern hook and a large wall organizer pocket, both that are easy to hook up. The lower panels on the sides of the tent also can be pulled outward and staked into the ground to create increased air access and cooling. Finally, an electrical cord access port through the left front side of the tent allows a cord to be snaked into the tent.